CW Post professors begin school year on strike

BROOKVILLE - It's only the second day of school at CW Post, but many students are worried that it's their professors who won't show up for classes.

One-third of the school's faculty, which is about 310 professors, is part of a union that has been trying to negotiate a contract with the college since spring. The old contract expired on Aug. 31, and the professors say they want more money and better benefits.

Harvey Kushnver, of the CW Post Collegial Federation, says the administration has refused to bargain and is preventing students from getting the education they paid for.

Campus Provost Paul Forestell says that despite the strike, 70 percent of classes met successfully today. Some teachers even crossed the picket line to attend their classes and then returned to protest afterward.

There is no word on when negotiations between the union and the college will resume.

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